Josh Zeigler and Muddy Mud Hen at the 2018 Muddy Mini Half MarathonI certainly don’t feel like I’m 37. Although I’m not really sure what 37 is supposed to feel like. My goals for my 37th year are about the same as other years and complete with a lot of items typical of a modern suburbanite Dad – training and race goals, vacation goals, house goals, and career goals.

Some people set a goal each year on New Year’s Day. I set my goals from birthday to birthday and I set as many goals as my upcoming age — 38 of them this year. My goals may change through the year depending on where takes me and I probably won’t complete the entire list. Noticing this is getting harder as the list gets longer!

  1. Complete IRONMAN Louisville – October 14, 2018
  2. Complete IRONMAN 70.3 OHIO – July 29, 2018
  3. Run a spring marathon (or an ultra) – ✓Forget the PR , Playin’ Possum
  4. ✓Run a – Heart Mini
  5. ✓Run 3 sub half-marathon distance events – ✓Dublin Irish Festival , John Glenn International Runway 5k (Disqualified due to course marking error), ✓Dublin Coffman’s Band on the Run 5k, ✓First on the First 5k, ✓5th Line 5k
  6. Complete an Olympic triathlon – MingoMan, June 24th
  7. Complete a sprint triathlon
  8. Plan for a 50+ mile race
  9. Run a race in a new state – Kentucky
  10. Run in at least 3 states, other than Ohio – Kentucky, Michigan?, ?
  11. Run in a new Columbus area park – Mill Valley Park, Marysville, Ohio – Strava Stats
  12. Run at least 1,500 Miles
  13. Bike at least 2,000 Miles
  14. Bike from Columbus to Toledo, Ohio – Completed on August 25th – Strava Stats
  15. Bike from Columbus to Cincinnati, Ohio – Completed on September 1st – Strava Stats
  16. Upgrade road bike
  17. Ride 100 miles in Pelotonia
  18. Raise $2000 for Pelotonia
  19. Buy a new triathlon bike – Quintana Roo PRThree
  20. Swim at least 75,000 150,000 yards
  21. Attend a Detroit Tigers Home game
  22. Attend a Detroit Tigers away game – vs. Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 3rd
  23. Attend a Detroit Tigers Spring Game – vs. Braves at Champion Stadium, ESPN Wide World of Sports ( World) on 3/22/19
  24. Attend a Notre Dame football game – vs Florida State (11/10)
  25. Attend a Notre Dame basketball game – vs. Duke (1/28)
  26. Attend at least 3 concerts – ✓Smashing Pumpkins (8/11, Schottenstein Center), ✓Counting Crows/+LIVE+ (9/1, Riverbend Amphitheater), ✓Phil Collins (10/19, Nationwide Arena), ✓Shinedown (12/28, House of Blue Orlando), ✓Bob Seger (1/9/19, Huntington Center, Toledo), ✓Shinedown and Papa Roach (2/26, Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton), ✓Weezer/Pixies (3/19/19), Apocolyptica (5/22/19)
  27. Visit 25 new landmarks and snag a picture of the marker sign
  28. Visit Chicago
  29. Visit – ✓October, ✓December and ✓March
  30. Get a new vehicle
  31. Get new patio door installed
  32. Finish updates to back patio
  33. Build new back patio steps
  34. Update front walkway
  35. Refinance house
  36. Paint house trim – Downpayment made, targeting Late May
  37. ✓Update garage entry way into house – New mudroom and closer built!
  38. Progress career – On October 15, 2018 began transitioning to a new role as Manager, Ecommerce Site Reliability Engineering